Restart explorer when prompt is started as adminstrator on windows 8 don't work

I need to restart explorer.exe after my application is installed. I'm currently using:

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

That works ok on windows 7, with administrator or standard user, but when I try this on windows 8 as a standard user, the command just kills the explorer and doesn't restart it.

This happens because the command line is called as administrator, even with the standard user. Then the explorer doesn't restart.

Any thoughts about how to solve this?

Answers


The code should work but since I'm not using win8 (no thanks) can not diagnose. But some I can offer. This may work (time needed to unload some handlers) And double tried with or without start (yes it differs in some software, don't know win8)

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
timeout 7
start "" explorer.exe
timeout 2
explorer.exe

explorer.exe keeps many handlers, shell stuff etc. One of those can cause trouble. Try also to disable them and test again

If not you can also try reexplorer tool to do the same. Maybe they considered this kind of situations while coding.

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